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Open letter to progressives: The ADL is not an ally Mondoweiss – Mondoweiss

| August 12, 2020

We are writing to ask you to reconsider the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) as a partner in social justice work. Many organizations in our communities find themselves in spaces with the ADL, using its anti-bias education materials, or counting on the ADL to support our political goals

Vans, Bumble and Swell: Brands in Action Series – sxsw.com

| August 12, 2020

In this special series, were highlighting companies who are answering the call of their communities around the world. Whether in coordinated efforts with like-minded organizations or working individually to do their part, these brands are using their resources to support others. As we move forward into an uncertain future, its somewhat comforting knowing we are all in it together

FIFA 21: EA Sports to remove ‘toxic’ celebrations – ESPN

| August 12, 2020

EA Sports has announced it will remove some player celebrations from FIFA 21 after gamers complained of "toxic" behaviour. The gestures referenced were the use of a single finger to the lips implying shushing, and the OK gesture which was added to a list of hate symbols and is linked to an expression of white supremacy according to the Anti-Defamation League. Sources: Utd eye Dembele if Sancho fails Sources: Madrid end Odegaard's loan early EA Sports remove 'toxic' acts on FIFA 21 Sources: Chelsea step up Havertz bid Celtic matches off for COVID breaches Lindelof: Man Utd can still win UEL Gamers complained to FIFA 21 owners, EA Sports, who added goal celebrations will be shortened with the aim of speeding up the game

Using AI and data to drive diversity – Human Resource Executive

| August 12, 2020

Inclusion isn't just a buzzword but a business mandate, says Tolonda Tolbert. With two decades of hands-on experience in D&I and culture change, Tolonda Tolbert knows how to put data into action. The co-founder and head of strategy and culture at Eskalera, Tolbert previously served as senior director of the Inclusive Leadership Initiative for Catalyst, partnering with global organizations to build their capacity to create and sustain inclusive workplaces

Mills wants activism to be remembered more than gold medal – Yahoo Sports

| August 12, 2020

TOKYO (AP) A few years before Billy Mills won his gold medal at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, the Native American was several floors up in front of an open hotel window,standing on a chair and ready to jump. He was despondent over yet another racial slight, this time being excluded from a photograph because of his brown skin.

Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage will reopen to the public this month – Crain’s Cleveland Business

| August 12, 2020

The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in Beachwood has set its plan for reopening to the public, with new hours and pricing, and enhanced safety measures. The museum, which has been closed since March as a result of the pandemic, announced that Sunday, Aug

Kazakhstan adds Chabad leader’s grave to its list of national heritage sites – Jewish News

| August 12, 2020

The government of Kazakhstan added the gravesite of Levi Yitzchak Schneerson, a leader of the Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic movement, to its list of national heritage sites, a U.S.

Learn to spot a fake photo and see gas giants in the solar system: Valley Views – cleveland.com

| August 12, 2020

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio -- We have all seen those seemingly fantastical photos posted on social media.

Dropping the hyphen: Why this publication is changing its spelling of antisemitism – The Jewish News of Northern California

| August 12, 2020

Astute readers will notice a change in how we spell antisemitism, the word referring to a pathological hatred of Jews that, unfortunately, persists in our time. We have stopped calling it anti-Semitism. The difference might appear subtle, but the meaning behind it is not

Online Learning, High Impact Programming, Caring Communities, and the Family are Keys to Jewish Education Success and Living a Values-Oriented Life -…

| August 12, 2020

(August 9, 2020, JNS Wire) While we are in the midst of the current crisis, its worth remembering that the generation raised in the 1930s, during the Great Depression, was the most Jewishly ignorant of the 20th century, noted Dr. Jonathan Sarna, who told those attending this years NewCAJE conference said, because parents couldnt afford to pay for Jewish education


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